But! This recipe is so simple, so easy, and takes hardly any time or work—which is always a bonus during the holidays.
The pears do a lovely job of sweetening the ever-so-tart cranberries naturally, and then honey does the rest of the work. Plus a hint of cinnamon, my all-time favorite secret ingredient.
12oz fresh cranberries
2 ripe pears, cubed 1/2c. + 1 Tbsp. honey
1 c. water
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
optional: 2-3 Clementine orange slices
1. In large saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until cranberries pop and the sauce thickens.
2. Adjust honey if needed. I usually start with 1/2c. and end up adding a little more.
3. Use a potato masher to blend all ingredients until it reaches desired consistency. Allow to cool before serving—although this cranberry-pear sauce is also lovely warm!